From the network Learning environments News - 4th October 2017
In your work – whether with young people or with older adults – do you find all too often that the people that you work with are frustrated by services that are fragmented across different sectors or various ages or diverse sub-groups or policies formulated at multiple levels or organizations that work towards the same goal but in conflicting ways?
How can we mobilize to claim more integrated services for all citizens from the cradle to the grave and at every […]
Education as a public good Investing in education Learning environments Migration and refugees News - 29th September 2017
LLLPlatform Statement – September 2017 – Download the Statement here
Following its “Communication on improving and modernising education” (7 December 2016), the European Commission (EC) launched a new Youth initiative on schools and higher education named “Strategy for high quality, inclusive, and future-oriented education” on 30 May 2017. The package comprises two renewed EU agendas, one is about modernising education in schools and the other in higher education. Lifelong Learning Platform (LLLP) positively welcomes the initiatives and […]
Events LLL Interest Group News - 27th September 2017
Within the framework of the Lifelong Learning Interest Group of the European Parliament, the Lifelong Learning Platform (LLLP) and the European Association of the Education of adults (EAEA) organised a seminar on “The role of education on promoting and strengthening citizen’s rights”. This event brought together civil society organisations of different interests and sectors, and the European institutions – represented by several MEPs and representative of the European Commission namely DG Education, Youth, Sport and Culture.
The aim […]
Entrepreneurship News - 20th September 2017
This article was written by Ulla-Alexandra Mattl, with the contributions of Pauline Boivin, Andrew Todd and Brikena Xhomaqi as co-authors. It was originally published on the blog of the European Entrepreneurship Hub
“I am almost 18 and I have no idea about taxes, rent or insurance. But, I can analyse a poem. In 4 languages.” This tweet by the 17-year-old Naina sparked a debate in 2015 about the relevance of what students are learning in the classroom. Today, […]
Campaigns Erasmus+ Erasmus+ coalition News - 13th September 2017
This is it!
Earlier this year, President Juncker invited the institutions to be nine times more ambitious!
Juncker declarations follow the political will of a consistent increase of the Erasmus+ budget expressed by several heads of State and government of some Member States such as Belgium, France, Italy. Furthermore, during the Rome Summit on the 60th anniversary of the treaty.
Civil society organisations could not sit on the bench. We accepted the challenge and, within the Erasmus+ Coalition, we came up […]
Annual Conference 2017 Annual conferences Digital learning Events Media literacy News - 11th September 2017
The Annual Conference 2017 took place on 31 May and 1 June in Tallinn, Estonia. This year’s topic is “Education in a digital world. Reducing inequalities through lifelong learning”. The challenge of education in a digital world commands us to open education as widely as possible to include all, through flexible pathways and innovative thinking in order to enable all to adapt to yet unknown developments. The two days in Tallinn have brought us vibrant inputs, valuable contributions and […]
Investing in education News - 31st August 2017
Recently, Eurostat compiled an informed study on how much of their GDP EU countries destine to education, in all of its forms. The study refers to expenditures in 2015, and data are somehow very low. But they made us wonder: what’s the trend throughout the years?
We have compared the same study that Eurostat publishes regularly, and found out what we feared: Member States are decreasing their share of budget, diminishing the support to education.
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Erasmus+ News - 30th August 2017
The European Commission has published the annual Erasmus+ work programme for 2018.
The Lifelong Learning Platform welcomes the increase in the budget for the Key Action 1 “Learning mobility of individuals” and for the Key Action 2 “Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices” in 2018. However, we regretfully remark that no further increase has been proposed for the Key Action 3 “Support for policy reform”.
A further concern is that the efforts invested in implementing and […]
LLL Week LLLAwards2017 Submissions News - 27th July 2017
The LLLWeek Reception 2017
When? On Monday, November 21st, from 18.00 to 21.00
Where? In Brussels! Venue will come shortly
What? During the second day of the LLLWeek 2017, we invite to you to discover the Lifelong Learning Platform, our partners the European Youth Forum, and our initiatives. The Reception will be a joyful occasion to round up the year in the LLLP, with insights on the work of the EU institutions in the field of choice. Experts, academics, civil society organisations and MEPs will […]
Active citizenship Inclusion and solidarity News - 13th July 2017
The European Commission has opened a public consultation on the “Recommendation on Promoting social inclusion and shared values through formal and non-formal learning”. The online questionnaire will gauge public opinion on the importance of equipping young people with shared values and how education and non-formal learning can help achieve this aim in view of creating more socially cohesive societies. The results of the public consultation will be used together with the other data and research […]